Australia in England 2012 June 25, 2012

England at full strength for Australia

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England have named a full-strength one-day squad for the series against Australia which starts on Friday with the 14-man party the same as originally named for the matches against West Indies.

None of the players drafted in when England rotated their squad for the final ODI against West Indies - which was washed out at Headingley - are included for the start of the series. Stuart Meaker, Chris Woakes and James Tredwell were brought in when Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan were rested.

England did not make any changes during the first two ODIs against West Indies which means Jade Dernbach, Samit Patel and Jonny Bairstow have yet to feature in 50-over cricket for England this season although all three played in the Twenty20 victory at Trent Bridge.

The captain Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara will prepare by facing Australia after being released for Essex's match at Chelmsford on Tuesday. Steven Finn and Eoin Morgan are also available to Middlesex for the Friends Life t20 fixture against Kent while Craig Kieswetter is available for Somerset.

Geoff Miller, the national selector, said: "The series win against West Indies was pleasing and we are making steady progress in one-day cricket with a sixth straight series victory on home soil. Australia are a strong one day side and I've no doubt this will be a challenging NatWest series for us and we will need to play some very good cricket over the next three weeks.

"Playing against the No. 1 ranked one-day side in the world is an excellent test for us as we look to keep steadily improving ahead of next summer's Champions Trophy and the 2015 World Cup."

Squad Alastair Cook (capt) James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott

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  • JG2704 on June 28, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    @MattyP1979 on (June 27 2012, 23:04 PM GMT) Truth is they are number 1 ODI side and by a comsiderable distance so they must be doing something right. I have had too many false alarms as an Eng fan in this fmt to have full belief

  • MattyP1979 on June 27, 2012, 23:04 GMT

    The simple fact is that Aus have a fragile batting card (at best) and all Aussies are pinning their hopes to 2 very young and experienced quicks. Between them I have older socks. Narine has played more and was considered to be the perfect foil against us and look how he faired. By the way isn't Cummins a pom? That is really got to hurt. Eng to win but a reasonable series.

  • dummy4fb on June 27, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    hah what best squad when there iz no pietersen

  • dummy4fb on June 27, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    these days everyone can beat aussies, i yhnk evn zimbawe

  • zenboomerang on June 27, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Eng looks like a good team & will be hard to beat at home - last series Eng 3-2 Oz (in Eng), so expect a similar if not better result for Eng... Oz didn't pick their best OD batters for this tour, which is a pity & may rue what I see as a continuing lack of logical batting selection for ODI's... Giving possible Test candidate - Forrest - a run in OD'ers is plain stupid as his performances have shown... Since dumping Ponting, CA has tried using fillin players rather than picking those that have shown good form in the last 1-2 years... It seems our T20 & ODI batting squads are just testing grounds & keeping the established players being paid well...

  • dummy4fb on June 27, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    This OZ team can beat england .......... sure

  • dummy4fb on June 27, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    australia will won the match

  • Buckers410 on June 27, 2012, 2:46 GMT

    Good looking squad. Will test the Aussies, but thats about all Warner, Wade, Watson, Clarke, D. Hussey, Bailey, Smith, Lee, Doherty, Mckay, Cummins

    Cook (c), Bell, Trott, Bopara, Keiswetter, Morgan, Patel, Broad, Swann, Anderson, Finn/Dernbach

    Both good looking sides on paper. Will be great contest, can't wait

  • whatawicket on June 26, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    adho not dan christian we saw in the ipl what a waste, his cost was about 1 million for a guy that was regularly going for 12 an over and his batting a joke. if you want to take this new team seriously this guy should never be considered

  • YorkshirePudding on June 26, 2012, 12:17 GMT

    @Eight8, its difficult to judge but the Aussies at the moment as they may be on the same rollercoaster that england were on in the 90's where a series of good results against average opponents flattered them only for them to come up against a superior Australian side and get dumped back on the seat of thier pants. All in all 4 strong test teams are good to have as it leads to good competative series between them.

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